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image By now, most of us have copious amounts of MP3 files floating around our hard drives. If you’re like me, a digital packrat, you’ll have gigs stored away because you never delete anything. Sometimes, these files just don’t have the tags they’re supposed to. Sometimes, you might even get some bogus copies of MP3s without proper IDv3 tags. Whatever the reason, you need to be able to quickly go through your MP3 collection (or parts of it) and re-tag or rename your music files.

Fear not, Mp3tag is here. It can rename files based on tag information, replace certain characters and/or words currently present in your tags and filenames. Mp3tag also can import and export tag information. It even supports the freedb database to lookup selected files so you can automagically get the correct tags for your music.

Features

Mp3tag can perform many features for free. While supplying full Unicode support, it can write ID3v1, ID3v2, APEv2-Tags and Vorbis comments to multiple files at the same time. This allows you to retag whole collections or albums with little effort. It can download the CD cover art for the files you’re editing while helping you create new playlists for them.

While renaming or tagging, Mp3tag has recursive sub-folder support which means it can dig through your folders and sub-folders for this tagging renaming sensation. A nice feature it has is the ability to export tag information into user-defined formats (html, xml, etc).

Compatibility

Mp3tag - Main Window

Mp3tag supports multiple file formats. This is essential for those of us who have their collection in various audio formats. The following is a list of the supported formats:

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  • aac
  • flac
  • ape
  • mp3
  • mp4 / m4a / m4b
  • mpc
  • ogg
  • ofr
  • ofs
  • spx
  • tak
  • tta
  • wma
  • wv

Is that enough? Sure seems to be a quite comprehensive list of formats, eh?

Operating System: Works on Windows XP and up.

Convinced yet? If you want to see more about Mp3tag, check out their huge list of screenshots or just download it and start fixing up your MP3 collection right away.

You might also want to check out Mark’s MakeUse Of review of Audioshell How to Edit Your Music ID3 Tags with Audioshell How to Edit Your Music ID3 Tags with Audioshell Read More which is also a MP3 tag editor.

  1. simi
    January 23, 2010 at 4:11 am

    Very nice tool!

  2. Moris
    May 12, 2008 at 3:10 am

    I have been using MP3 Tag Editor since I make habit of it so I try id3butler.com

  3. Florian
    April 16, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Thanks for the nice review! Glad that you like it :)

    In addition to Sean's comment, I wanted to highlight that Mp3tag can also automagically (I like the word :)) tag from Amazon, discogs.com and many more.

  4. Sean
    April 15, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Ehhhh...Media Monkey does it better. A group of friends and I just successfully used Media Monkey to compile, tag, and organize 280+ Gig of music in 2 weeks. It sports auto-tag from Amazon and also embeds album art in the Tag, versus appending it to the directory...

  5. g
    April 15, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    I've been using a program called TagScanner for years which has similar features. I'll check this one out and compare it with TagScanner.

    http://www.download.com/TagScanner/3000-2141_4-10056506.html

  6. Athena
    April 15, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    I've been using mp3tag for year's and it is the only tool I use to edit the tags for my music collection (60GB+). It is easy and fast and free... and those are the things that make a software wonderful!

    Download this and make your digital music organization easier.

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